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Why engine shuts down when engaging pto on troybuilt RTZ50

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SOURCE: engine stalls when electric PTO clutch is engaged

check your spacers to be sure you havent locked the clutch assembly directly to the motor shaft
you should be able to turn it fairly free less some clutch drag

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: pto engages but the tractor shuts off

check the safty swith under seat if its bad it won't allow you to turn pto on for deck run a jumper wire in the plug if it works while you know its the safty switch

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet LT1018. When I go into reverse the

the safety switch on the pto lever is not activated (lever is not back all the way)
this unit should not cut in reverse

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: RE: Lawn mower blades will not engage

This sounds like a faulty ground condition, the PTO clutch requires a ground provided by the chassis wiring harness to function and a ground for the ignition switch to kill fire to the coils. The other components work as they should because the voltage regulator, fuel shutoff solenoid and starting interlock system have their own grounds. The ignition switch in these mowers is a large round plastic switch not capable of grounding itself, it should have a black wire leading from the terminal marked "G" on the backside of the switch.

to diagnose a faulty ground you'll need a basic 12V test lamp:

Unplug the switch and and install a the test light clip on the positive terminal of the battery, probe the ground wire in the unplugged harness that corresponds with the "G" terminal only. If the ground is good the lamp in the test light will illuminate brightly, if poor or faulty the lamp will not light or be noticeably dim.

Further verification of a faulty ground or failed PTO switch can be tested at the PTO Clutch harness, turn the key on, engine NOT running, and pull the PTO Switch to the engage position, with the test light clipped onto the Negative Battery terminal or chassis, back probe the connected PTO clutch terminals. If the PTO switch is good and the ground is good then Only one terminal will illuminate the lamp, if both wires illuminate the lamp then the ground is faulty, if no lamp illumination then a loss of power is suspected, check the terminals on the PTO switch and Ignition switch for power.

Typical Ground termination locations are on the frame near the rear of the tractor frame, above the transmission, in the steering column area and near the solenoid, check for a loose or corroded eyelet terminal, broken wire, or a missing fastener in these areas.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Engine dies when PTO is

It sounds like you may have a siezed bearing or something jammed in the PTO mechanism. In any case, you will have to strip the PTO to troubleshoot it. A complete PTO replacement will probably not be called for, just the defective part.

Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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A possible cause is an open seat switch (operator presence). Locate the switch under the seat & unplug the switch from the harness. Place a small jumper wire into the female socket leads to the wire harness. If the PTO engages without engine shutting down, replace the seat switch.

Check to see if the mower deck is plugged or a piece of wood/debris is wedged between the deck and a blade, or some wire/rope is wrapped around a spindle. If the blades don't turn by hand, it'll stall your engine when the electric PTO clutch is energized.

Lastly, a discharged battery will cause an engine shut down if there's not enough reserve when the PTO is engaged. Measure the battery voltage with a meter. If the voltage is below 11.5 volts, you may have to replace the battery.

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im betting the center pto is still engaged still , this is a safety system (no start with pto engaged) I come across once in a while , not many folks use the center pto so it gets forgotten till somehow the engage lever gets set there , or sometimes it sticks in too
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While I was cutting grass the Engine shut down. Pulled the brake up. Push the PTO back down to shut the blades down. I started the engine, engine runs perfect.


try replacing the battery most with an electric clutch PTO have to have a really strong battery as the alternator system is not strong enough by itself

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Unplug the wire at the pto and turn the ignition key in the on position, us a tester to see if you have 12 volts to this plug, if you do then the pto itself is bad, if not then the pto switch is most likely the culprit.

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